What Is An Amazon Prime Member And Why You Should Join!

by Mitchell Goodwin August 10, 2022

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What is a Prime Member?

Becoming an Amazon Prime Member is easy and considering the amount of benefits you receive - it's surprisingly cheap!
Amazon Prime gives you access to free delivery on millions of Local and International items on the Amazon Website. Also included is Prime Video, Amazon Music Prime, Amazon Reading and Prime Gaming.

So, how much is it?

There are 2 options to choose from when signing up to Amazon Prime. Monthly will set you back a minimal $6.99/month and the Yearly cost is sensational value at just $59.00/year. 
Not sure if you're ready? Amazon offer a 30 day free trial to get you going which is pretty incredible considering the benefits included. Considering Prime Day is approaching, taking advantage of the free trial is essential. Sign up here!


Sign up for Amazon Prime here.

What is a Lightning Deal?

Lightning Deals are exclusive release items at heavily reduced prices. They are available in limited quantities for a short period of time so you must act fast to ensure you snap up one of these amazing deals. 
Prime Day is known for having some of the best lightning deals on popular items such as Apple Airpods, Nintendo Switch, Computers, Jewellery, Fragrances and many more. 

What is Prime Day?

Prime day is Amazon's biggest sale event of the year with 2 days of epic deals (up to 66 hours in Australia including US sales). Prime day is exclusive to Prime members and is not to be missed! In 2022, Prime Day is on July 12th and 13th for 2022

How to never miss a Prime Day Deal?

Follow our Markdown Addicts Australia Instagram page and turn on notifications for posts and stories. Check our Instagram Stories regularly as we will be posting these deals the moment they are released and they will sell out! 
Turning on notifications will ensure you are alerted the moment a Post or Story is live and you have the best chance of snapping up these deals before they are gone.

You can also follow our Facebook Page if you do not have Instagram as you are now able to access our Stories on their as well which means you have no reason to ever miss an amazing deal again!

What else should I take advantage of as a Prime Member?

There are so many benefits as Prime Member and at only $6.99/month or $59/year, it's really quite easy to get your money's worth just by purchasing a few on sale items and having them delivered (depending on location) sometimes within hours of purchase. But there are some small details to look out for to save even further.
For me, Amazon make essential shopping easy. I can order my cases of water or soft drink, toilet paper, cleaning products etc straight from Amazon at a bulk rate often much cheaper than a regular supermarket and have it delivered next day to my door without having to do any heavy lifting. 
But if these are regular items I purchase, Amazon offer a service called Subscribe and Save which means I can receive a further discount by just setting up to have these any quantity of these items delivered at regular intervals each week/fortnight/monthly/3monthly.
You can find the Subscribe and Save option located under the regular Add to Cart option when purchasing your items, often at a lower price than a one off purchase.

Key Points

- Prime Day is 12th and 13th of July 2022
- Exclusive to Prime Members
- Prime Members get Free Delivery, access to Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Reading and Prime Gaming
- 30 Day Free Trial
- $6.99/month or $59/year
- Lightning Deals are limited quantity and for short periods but offer best prices. Be quick!
- Look out for Subscribe and Save options and lock in regular deliveries for cheaper prices
- Follow Markdown Addicts Australia Instagram, turn on notifications and check stories regularly!

Join Amazon Prime now and take advantage of all the benefits of being a Prime Member!

Mitchell Goodwin
Mitchell Goodwin


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